Sweet Will of God

My stubborn will at last hath yielded;
I would be Thine, and Thine alone,
And this the prayer my lips are bringing,
“Lord, let in me Thy will be done.”
  Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
Till I am wholly lost in Thee;
Sweet will of God, still fold me closer,
  Till I am wholly lost in Thee.
I’m tired of sin, footsore and weary,
The darksome path hath dreary grown,
But now a light has ris’n to cheer me;
I find in Thee my Star, my Sun.
Thy precious will, O conqu’ring Savior,
Doth now embrace and compass me;
All discords hushed, my peace a river,
My soul a prisoned bird set free.
Shut in with Thee, O Lord, forever,
My wayward feet no more to roam;
What pow’r from Thee my soul can sever?
The center of God’s will my home.
Sam Kutondo

Toronto, ON, Canada

What an inspiring song! what a prayer! what a wholehearted commitment! Lord let thy sweet will be done in my life!


Nottingham, United Kingdom

"Lord, let in me Thy will be done!"

Frank Alcamo

Oceanside, NY, United States

I love this song. What a precious prayer. God help us to live the words of this beautiful song.

Femi Ayandokun

Osogbo, Osun, Nigeria

Afresh, Lord Jesus, I come to the place of surrender to Your will. It's the way to go! Glory to God for ever!

Donald V Dolton

Stratford, ON, Canada

I thought about this hymn after reading the commentary from "The Treasury of David" for Psalm 42.

I submit to His sovereign will.



This old hymn came to mind after reading some words from The Sacrament of the Present Moment by Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Translated by Kitty Muggeridge.

"Nothing is more reasonable, perfect or divine than the will of God.

No difference in time, place or circumstance could add to its infinite worth...."

Full excerpt is well worth contemplating!


Montego Bay, Jamaica

This is a very powerful and comforting song. I have not heard it for a long time. I did not know the verses, only the chorus. Thank God I now know it. I love it dearly.


Los Angeles, California, United States

I sang this song in the early years of walking with the Lord. Today it has a very deep and stronger desire of my heart. It kept coming to me in prayer meetings. I could not remember all the words till I found it here today. Thank You Lord. I will make this my constant prayer. I just want to be totally lost in my Father's will. Amen


Very sweet. I love it.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

Morris was born in Pennsville, OH. She and her husband, Charles H. Morris, were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1891 she became blind but continued to write gospel songs. In 1913 her son built a 28 foot blackboard with oversized staff lines, so she could continue composing. She wrote approximately 1000 hymn texts as well as many of the tunes. - Songs of the Spirit by Martin & cyberhymnal